7/02/2010

Gorgeous Greece

Hi there! This is Dawn from The Alternative Wife.  I am so thrilled that Persis asked me to guest post on Miles of Style.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most favourite places on earth, Greece.  I happen to be part Greek, my father's mother was Greek, and I'm fortunate enough to have family there.  I had a chance to visit this beautiful country one summer many years ago.  I visited Athens and went up north to where my family is from and visited Kavala & Thassos, the northernmost Greek island, also referred to as the Emerald of the Aegean.

The whole country is just breathtakingly gorgeous.  The sapphire, turquoise & emerald colours of the Aegean Sea, the amazing architecture....the stark white buildings with deep blue shutters and doors that cling oh so perfectly to the majestic cliffs, the rich and warm Greek culture, and let me not forget the amazing food!

I remember walking along the winding cobblestoned streets in the city, stopping into unique shops and grabbing some souvlaki and ice cream to enjoy during my strolls.  I climbed down cliffs near the Parthenon and swam in the sea looking up at the beautiful clear blue sky & amazing pieces of history right before my very eyes.  And on Thassos, I lived the island life to the fullest, eating figs straight off the trees, sunbathing on both beautiful rocky & sandy beaches while watching the beautiful sunsets and relaxing at a Cliffside restaurant.  All in all it's a magical place that my mind often wanders back to. 

(image credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)

I really enjoyed blogging on Miles Of Style today. If you liked my post do come visit me on my blog The Alternative Wife. See you all soon! ~ Dawn.

p.s The lucky winner of the Aromatherapy Giveaway Contest is Olivia Isabella. Congratulations Olivia! The winner was picked via Random Number Generator. Thank you everyone for participating. Have a lovely weekend! ~ Persis.

19 comments:

  1. beautiful. I have to visit this lovely country in the future

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  2. Hi Persis...
    Wow...Greece looks breathtaking n so does the model...
    It’s like an ethereal world:-)
    And the pics speak so well of the mood that envelops the essence of the place:-)

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  3. Wow..!! Really very beautiful!

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  4. Hi, sweet Dawn! So nice of you to guest post over here! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The photo of the steps with the hanging basket of flowers is amazing! Greece is one place I would love LOVE to visit!

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  5. Hello Dawn;-)
    How lovely to see you here, and what a charming post you wrote here on Greece.

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  6. oh Dawn, you know I love Greece, beautiful post xoxo

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  7. Hi ladies, Dawn this is lovely...that water is magnicient & Persis sweetie, you did a great job with a guest hostess today. Happy 4th to you both, Happy Birthday to America. xx's

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  8. Hi Dawn :) You are so gifted a beautiful posts! Lovely.

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  9. lovely post! greece is definitely on my places-to-visit list!! i've always wanted to travel there. :) thanks for sharing!

    love,
    erin :)

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  10. It always makes me happy to find two of my favorite bloggers at the same place ~ love Dawn. Love this post on Greece ~ a little glimpse of Heaven! xo

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  11. Beautiful.... love it very much!

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  12. This is so so lovely..thank you so much. I adore the images...also thank you for visiting me the other day!

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  13. Really hope to visit Greece one day!

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  14. Hey Dawn!

    Great posting. I have never been to Greece. Really great post. Makes me want to go. Thank you for sharing! xox

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  15. I went to Thassos last summer and I loved it sooo much! As you said..the white houses, the beaches and the atmosphere there..amazing! Great post :)

    And thanks for the comment on my blog! Your blog is really nice too, love especially the design of it!
    I'm following you on bloglovin now!We can exchange links if you're interested :)

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  16. Oh yes I am a HUGE fan of the gorgeous Greek Islands!!! We went on a cruise last year and visited Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Olympia, Mykonos, Corfu and LOVED it all:-) Can't wait to go back. AND I totally miss the food

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  17. Hi there, thanks very much for the comment. i'd love to follow your blog, shall we follow each other! I've addd you.
    Thanks a lot Rianna xxxxx

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  18. I enjoyed seeing the wonderful photos of the Greek Islands.
    Looks like a magical place and where I would love to visit one day.
    Thank you.

    Happy week
    Carolyn

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  19. Greece really is one of a kind.

    So funny that I just left you a comment about Santorini!

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